University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Fire Safety Engineering

This programme is a 2-year degree in the Erasmus Mundus framework; the degree is coordinated by Ghent University, Belgium, in partnership with the University of Lund, Sweden, and the University of Edinburgh. Classes in Edinburgh focus on structural engineering in the context of fire safety engineering. Classes in Ghent have a more general fire safety engineering focus, and classes in Lund place emphasis on enclosure fire dynamics, risk analysis and human behaviour.

Entry requirements

A UK Undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, chemical or industrial engineering; material sciences; chemistry; physics; applied physics; architecture; urbanism and spatial planning or a related discipline; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Ghent University modules include: language and culture; introduction to fire dynamics; basics of structural engineering; thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer; active fire protection 1: detection and suppression; active fire protection 2: smoke and heat control; explosions and industrial fire safety; fire safety regulation; passive fire protection; performance-based design. University of Edinburgh modules include: engineering project management; finite element method and implementation; fire science and fire dynamics; structural form, function and design philosophy; current methods in fire safety engineering; fire dynamics laboratory; fire resistance of structures; quantitative methods in fire safety engineering; real structural behaviour, or structural dynamics and earthquake engineering (taught alternate years). Lund University modules include: advanced fire dynamics; human behaviour in fire; risk assessment; simulation of fires in enclosures.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
International Master's Full-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

IMFSE Administrator
Telephone number: 
00 32 9 264 98 47